Saturday, December 20, 2008

Clarke's Crossing Bird Count

Today was another cold one, and this time it was the Clarke's Crossing CBC (Christmas bird count).
There were a few teams in designated areas, and our team, despite the nasty weather and blowing snow, managed to get the following 13 species :

Great Horned Owl
Hairy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Black-capped Chickadee
House Sparrow
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Common Redpoll
European Starling
Brown Creeper
White-winged Crossbill
Rock Pigeon

Here are some photos I managed before my fingers froze up !

Common Redpoll

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-billed Magpie


Jayne said...

Oh, I am sorry for the freezing fingers Nick, but the results are stunning. All of these are gorgeous!

Nick S said...

Thanks Jayne :-) Good job I had some thermal gloves eh !

Unknown said...

Beauties and beautifully captured. The Indian Magpies looks much smaller compared to yours. Well done

Anonymous said...

Magpies, like most Corvids, are amongst my favourite birds. Your photo is an incredible picture, a study of black and white.

NCmountainwoman said...

Kudos to you and the few who braved the cold. Great photographs, every one.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Who ever said that being a birder would be easy?LOL The pictures are beautiful.

The Birdlady said...

Wow! How could you do that with cold fingers?

Nick S said...

Thanks everyone. It goes to show that the Canon 40D is a pretty good camera to work in those conditions.
Its not the most comfortable way to take photos though, when its minus 35 degrees celsius.

Peggy said...

Loved every frame! Especially the Magpie...have yet to ever see one...

You are quite the dedicated birder for braving the elements as you seem to always do...Thanks!